Setting in Afterward

Setting Examples in Afterward:

III 1

"it sent her, from its open windows and hospitably smoking chimneys, the look of some warm human presence..."   (III)

Mary’s descriptions of the house make it seem almost alive, a character in its own right capable of memory and experience. Charmed by the house’s pleasant exterior, Mary renders it a welcoming, knowledgeable abode, which she is happy to inhabit.